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PPSMI 'tidak beretika'

MB: Laksana PPSMI 'tidak beretika'

Tidak wajar sesuatu dasar pendidikan negara – seperti Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI) – diputuskan berasaskan emosi dan persepsi, tanpa kajian dan perancangan rapi, kata menteri besar Johor.

"Adalah salah, tidak beretika dan tidak rasional jika dasar pendidikan negara diputuskan melalui prasangka, emosi, persepsi dan andaian individu-individu tertentu yang tidak mempunyai kepakaran dalam bidang pendidikan sebenarnya," kata Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.

"Tidak ada mana-mana negara di dunia ini yang membentuk dasar pendidikannya secara mendadak, tanpa memikirkan kepentingan murid dan kesediaan guru, melainkan Malaysia."

Abdul Ghani, juga pengerusi Permuafakan Badan Ilmiah Nasional (Pembina), mengulas dasar kontroversi tersebut sewaktu merasmikan kolokium mengenai PPSMI anjuran NGO itu di Shah Alam pagi tadi.

Ucapan ringkasnya itu dibacakan oleh Pengerusi Eksekutif Pembina, Datuk Abdul Raof Hussin.

Turut hadir, Prof Diraja Ungku Aziz dan seniman Datuk Jins Samsudin.

Abdul Ghani juga berkata, Pembina berpendirian bahawa sebarang perubahan dasar pendidikan mestilah dibuat berdasarkan perancangan rapi, tidak secara tiba-tiba, serta berlandaskan fakta dan data yang sah.

Tambahnya, kajian badan tersebut – yang disokong ahli akademik dari tujuh universiti awam – mendapati PPSMI menyebabkan berlakunya "kepupusan generasi akibat bertambah ramai murid gagal (dalam matapelajaran) Sains dan Matematik" di pelbagai peringkat.

Sementara Ungku Aziz dalam ucapannya selepas itu menyifatkan masalah dalam sistem pendidikan berlaku disebabkan terlalu banyak kompromi pemimpin politik.

"Banyak pemimpin politik luar dan dalam kabinet tentu hendak mencari kompromi. Orang politik suka berkompromi. Bila banyak komporomi, dia tidak boleh berpikir dengan rasional.

"Tambahan lagi, orang politik hendak cepat. Bagi saya, jalan singkat tidak ada," katanya yang kerap bercerita dan berjenaka dalam ucapannya.

Ungku Aziz menegaskan, tindakan kerajaan memperkenalkan PPSMI enam tahun lalu sebagai "tindakan gila" kerana Matematik menggunakan "bahasa simbol" – melalui angka, nombor dan penggunaan rumus tertentu.

"Apa bahasa matematik? Bahasa simbolik, angka, semua simbol. Matematik ini bahasa simbolik. Kalau guna bahasa Inggeris untuk belajar Matematik, pilih bahasa Inggeris untuk belajar Matematik, (itu tindakan) gila.

"Kalau hendak belajar bahasa Inggeris dengan bahasa matematik, bagaimana boleh belajar?" katanya di hadapan 150 pendidik sekitar Selangor.

Selain menyokong saranan Pembina supaya PPSMI dimansuhkan di semua peringkat, Ungku Aziz mencadangkan masa pengajaran bahasa diajar secara tetap tiga hingga empat jam seminggu, selain menggunakan kaedah pembelajaran terkini.

"Masa untuk belajar bahasa tidak cukup. Itu kunci kepada semua sekali, perkara pokok sekali. Dalam sistem pembelajaran di sekolah rendah, menengah dan universiti, masa untuk belajar bahasa itu diberi sedikit sahaja.

"Pendekatannya pun salah. Banyak orang (pemegang) PhD bawa teori lapuk sepuluh tahun lalu. Dia lupa, apa dia belajar dulu orang lain sudah tukar (hari ini)," katanya.

Pembina pertama kali mengedarkan dan membentangkan kajian PPSMI mereka kepada umum hari ini. Dokumen itu pernah diedarkan kepada peserta Kongres Melayu ke-2 penghujung Mac lalu di Wisma Sejarah, Kuala Lumpur.

Selain laporan itu setebal 200 halaman, dua lagi kajian berhubung pelaksanaan dasar kontroversi itu yang dihasilkan oleh Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) dan Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI) turut dibentangkan.

Security and Privacy on MySpace

Security and Privacy on MySpace

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Politeknik Malaysia

01.
Politeknik Balik Pulau
No 1-3-61, Ideal Avenue,
Medan Kampung Relau,
Bayan Lepas,
11900 Pulau Pinang
Tel
: 04-641 0859 (Pejabat)
04-641 0559 (Pengarah)
Fax
: 04-641 0219
02.
Politeknik Banting
Lot 1-5A, Jalan Emas 2,
Bandar Sungai Emas,
42700 Banting,
Selangor
Tel
: 03-31871100 (Pengarah)
03-31875600 / 31871500 / 31871400
Fax
: 03-31872100
03.
Politeknik Jeli Kelantan
D/A Politeknik Kota Bharu
Km. 24, Kok Lanas,
Ketereh
16450 Kelantan
Tel
: 09-7883 733
Fax
: 09-7884 733
04.
Politeknik Johor Bahru (PJB)
Jalan Kong Kong,
Pasir Gudang,
81700
Johor
http://www.polijb.edu.my
Tel
: 07-2612488
Fax
: 07-2612402
05.
Politeknik Kota Bharu (PKB)
Km 24, Pangkal Kalong,
Ketereh,
16450
Kelantan
http://www.pkb.edu.my
Tel
: 09-7889126
Fax
: 09-7888739
06.
Politeknik Kota Kinabalu (PKK)
Jalan Politeknik, Menggatal,
Kota Kinabalu,
88450
Sabah
http://pkksabah.edu.my
Tel
: 088-499980
Fax
: 088-499960
07.
Politeknik Kota Melaka(PKM)
No. 2, Jalan PPM 10,
Plaza Pandan Malim,
75250
Melaka
http://polimelaka.edu.my
Tel
: 06-3376000
Fax
: 06-3376007
08.
Politeknik Kota, Kuala Terengganu(PKKT)
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Kuala Terengganu,
20220
Terengganu
http://www.pkkt.edu.my
Tel
: 09-6204100
Fax
: 09-6204102
09.
Politeknik Kuching, Sarawak (PKS)
Beg Berkunci 3094
Matang,
Kuching,
93050
Sarawak
http://www.poliku.edu.my
Tel
: 082-845596/7/8
Fax
: 082-845023
10.
Politeknik Kulim (PKU)
Kulim Hi-Tech Park,
Kulim,
09000
Kedah
http://www.pku.edu.my/
Tel
: 04-4033333
Fax
: 04-4033033
11.
Politeknik Merlimau (PMM)
KB No. 1031,
Pejabat Pos Merlimau,
Merlimau
77300
Melaka
http://www.pmm.edu.my
Tel
: 06-2636687
Fax
: 06-2636678
12.
Politeknik Muadzam Shah
D/A Sek. Men. Teknik Muadzam Shah,
Jalan Istana Pelanti,
Muadzam Shah,
26700
Pahang
http://www.polimuadzam.edu.my/
Tel
: 09-4528182
Fax
: 09-4524064
13.
Politeknik Mukah Sarawak(PMU)
Km 7.5, Jln Oya,
96400 Mukah,
Sarawak
http://www.pmu.edu.my
Tel
: 084-874001/008
Fax
: 084-874005
14.
Politeknik Nilai
Lot A11, Kompleks Perniagaan Kuarters KLIA,
71800 Nilai,
Negeri Sembilan
Tel
: 06-7911280
Fax
: 06-7911269
15.
Politeknik Port Dickson (PPD)
Km 14, Jalan Pantai,
Si Rusa,
71050
Negeri Sembilan
http://www.polipd.edu.my
Tel
: 06-6622000
Fax
: 06-6622026
16.
Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP)
Jalan Permatang Pauh,
Permatang Pauh,
13500
Pulau Pinang
http://www.psp.edu.my
Tel
: 04-5383322
Fax
: 04-5389266
17.
Politeknik Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (POLIMAS)
Bandar Baru Darulaman,
Jitra,
06000
Kedah
http://www.polimas.edu.my/
Tel
: 04-9146100
Fax
: 04-9174232
18.
Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah(PSAS)
Behrang Stesyen,
35950 Behrang,
Perak
http://www.psas.edu.my
Tel
: 05-4544431
Fax
: 05-4544993
19.
Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (POLISAS)
Semambu,
Kuantan.
25350
Pahang
http://www.polisas.edu.my
Tel
: 09-5655300
Fax
: 09-5663104
20.
Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah
Sungai Lang,
Bagan Nakhoda Omar,
Sungai Air Tawar,
Sabak Bernam,45100
Selangor
http://www.psis.edu.my
Tel
: 03-32136666
Fax
: 03-32138741
21.
Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Km 08, Jalan Paka,
Dungun,
23000
Terengganu
http://www.psmza.edu.my
Tel
: 09-8458820
Fax
: 09-8458781
22.
Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA)
Persiaran Usahawan,
Seksyen U1,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor
http://www.psa.edu.my
Tel
: 03-51634000
Fax
: 03-55691903
23.
Politeknik Tunku Syed Sirajuddin (PTSS)
KM 25, Lebuh Raya Kuala Perlis-Changlun,
Ulu Pauh,
02600 Arau,
Perlis
http://www.poliperlis.edu.my
Tel
: 04-9886200
Fax
: 04-9886300
24.
Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO)
Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi,
Ipoh,
31350
Perak
http://www.puo.edu.my
Tel
: 05-5457260
Fax
: 05-5471162

IPTA Malaysia

01.

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
Kem Sungai Besi
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-90513400
http://www.upnm.edu.my/
Tel
: 03-90513400
02.
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jalan Gombak,
53100 Gombak,
Selangor
Tel: 03-61964000
Fax: 03-61964053
http://www.iiu.edu.my
Tel
: 03-6196 4000
Fax
: 03-6196 4053
03.
Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)
Bandar Baru Nilai,
71800
Nilai,
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06-7988000
Fax: 06- 7993843/8131
http://www.usim.edu.my
Tel
: 606-7988000
Fax
: 06-7993843/8131
04.
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
43600 Bangi,
Selangor
Tel: 03-89215555
Fax: 03-89214242
http://www.ukm.my
Tel
: 03-89215555
Fax
: 03-89214242
05.
Science University of Malaysia (USM)
11800 Minden,
Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-6533140
Fax: 04-6589666
http://www.usm.my
Tel
: 04-6533140
Fax
: 04 -6589666
06.
Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (UTHM)
Beg Berkunci 101,
86400 Parit Raja,
Batu Pahat,
Johor
Tel: 07-4537000/7025/7020
Fax: 07-4536337
http://www.uthm.edu.my
Tel
: 07-4537000/7025/7020
Fax
: 07-4536337
07.
Universiti Darul Iman Malaysia (UDM)
Canseleri
Kampus Kota
Jalan Sultan Mahmud
Kuala Terengganu
20400 Terengganu
Tel: 09-6220707
Fax: 09-6275524
http://www.udm.edu.my
Tel
: 09-6220707
Fax
: 09-6275524
08.
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
Karung Berkunci 36,
Pengkalan Chepa,
16100 Kelantan
Tel: 09-7717000
Fax: 09-7717006
http://www.umk.edu.my
Tel
: 09-7717000
Fax
: 09-7717006
E-mail
: rnd@umk.edu.my
09.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Beg Berkunci 2073,
88899 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah
http://www.ums.edu.my
Tel
: 088-320000/320474
Fax
: 088-320223
10.
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Kota Samarahan,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Sarawak
http://www.unimas.my
Tel
: 082-581000
Fax
: 082-581388
11.
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Jalan Slim,
35900 Tanjung Malim,
Perak
http://www.upsi.edu.my
Tel
: 05-4596200
Fax
: 05-4582773
12.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 Serdang,
Selangor
http://www.upm.edu.my
Tel
: 03-89466000
Fax
: 03-89483514
13.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
81310 Skudai,
Johor
http://www.utm.my
Tel
: 07-5533333
Fax
: 07-5579376
14.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor
http://www.uitm.edu.my
Tel
: 03-5544 2000
Fax
: 03-55442030
15.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah
http://www.uum.edu.my
Tel
: 04-9284000
Fax
: 04-9283016
16.
University of Malasia Perlis (UniMAP)
Tkt. 11, Bangunan KWSP,
Jalan Bukit Lagi,
01000 Kangar,
Perlis
http://www.unimap.edu.my
Tel
: 04-9798289/829
Fax
: 04-99770841
17.
University of Malaya (UM)
Lembah Pantai,
50603 Kuala Lumpur
http://www.um.edu.my
Tel
: 03-7967 7022/3273
Fax
: 03-7956 0027
E-mail
: test@email.com
18.
University of Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
Beg Berkunci 12,
Kuantan,
25500 Pahang
http://www.ump.edu.my
Tel
: 09-5492501
Fax
: 09-5492222
19.
University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
21030 Mengabang Telipot,
Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu
http://www.umt.edu.my
Tel
: 09-6693102
Fax
: 09-6697418
20.
University of Technical Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
Karung Berkunci 1200,
Ayer Keroh,
75450 Melaka
http://www.utem.edu.my
Tel
: 06-555 2000
Fax
: 06-331 6114